Man dies in multi-vehicle crash near Kilbeggan
A man in his 60s has died in a multi-vehicle road traffic collision at Kilbeggan.
His female passenger also in her 60s was injured and was removed to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
The four drivers and five passengers of the other cars involved were taken to the Midland Regional Hospitals in Mullingar and Tullamore. One other passenger has what is described as serious injuries and was taken by Helicopter to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
Gardaí in Athlone are investigating the accident, and are appealing for witnesses ,
The collision occurred on the M6 just after junction 5 eastbound near Kilbeggan.
Five cars were involved.
A report has been sent to the local Coroner and the scene is preserved for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators. The stretch of road remains closed
Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station 090-6498550 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.